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Carl Lessard Adjunct Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences/Curator for the Canadian Animal Genetic Resource/Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Research Area(s)

  • Animal conservation, genetics, cryopreservation and animal regeneration

Research Interests

Animal conservation, genetic, cryopreservation, animal regeneration.


Toosi BM, Tribulo A, Lessard C, Mastromonaco GF, McCorkell RB, Adams GP. 2013. Superovulation and embryo transfer in wood bison (Bison bison athabascae). Theriogenology 80 (5): 542-551

Schimenti KJ, Feuer SK, Griffin LB, Graham NR, Bovel CA, Hartford S, Pendola J, Lessard C, Schimenti JC, Ward JO. 2013 AKAP9 is essential for spermatogenesis and Sertoli cell maturation in mice. Genetics 194 (2): 447-457

Toosi BM, Gratton G, McCorkell RB, Wynne-Edwards KE, Woodbury MR, Lessard C. 2013. Effects of pipothiazine palmitate on handling stress and on the characteristic of semen collected by electroejaculation in bison (bison bison) bulls. Anim Reprod Sci 138 (1-2): 55-63

Hussain SA, Lessard C, Anzar M. 2013. A strategy for improvement of postthaw quality of bison sperm. Theriogenology 79: 108-115

Hussain SA, Lessard C, Anzar M. 2011. Quantification of damage at different stages of cryopreservation of endangered North American bison (bison bison) semen and the effects of extender and freeze rate on post-thaw sperm quality. Animal Reproduction Science, 129: 171-179